Featured Local Authors and Hall of Fame Inductees
Born in Eatonton,
Georgia on February 9,1944, Walker is a novelist, short-story writer, poet,
essayist, and activist. Her most famous novel, The Color Purple, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National
Book Award for Fiction in 1983. It was later turned into a film and a musical.
Joel Chandler Harris
Born in Eatonton, Georgia on December 9, 1845, Chandler is one of the South's most influential authors and a renown journalist. He is most remembered for his Uncle Remus folktales.